Reviews

In recent years audience participation shows seem to have grown in popularity, with the likes of Adam Riches and Dr Brown having award-winning hits with gigs where the ticketholder becomes co-star.... more
Update 23/8/17: Mae Martin has been nominated for a lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. See nominees here.UK-based Canadian comic Mae Martin has been building up an impressive... more
I hadn’t seen Phil Wang live for a few years and I didn’t have much inclination to see him this year. The last time I saw him I thought he was pretty childish and immature, but decided to give him... more
I was sitting next to a friend at Cactus, the latest show from Adam Hess, and afterwards they turned to me and said “I’ve never heard you laugh so much.” I’m not known for laughing out loud at comedy... more
The thing about plucking someone from the audience to take part in your heavily immersive sketch is that you have to pick the right person. On the night I was in Adam Riches, who is usually spot-on... more
Update 23/8/17: Rob Kemp has been nominated for a lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. See nominees here. Elvis is Alive.  Not only that, he is battling the forces... more
At the very start of Suzi Ruffell’s set she knocked the microphone out of its stand. This was the only slip-up in an hour of excellent comedy that should win her plenty of plaudits this August.You’ve... more
I had a quick google of LA-based Kyle Kinane before his London gig and saw that a 2008 description of him as “bleak and misanthropic” had stuck. Some further research revealed that the quote came... more
Ill Behaviour is written by Peep Show’s co-creator Sam Bain, but if anyone is expecting a laugh-a-minute sitcom about flatsharing misfits think again. Ill Behaviour is far more ambitious and original... more
So is it third time lucky then? After The Nightly Show and Host The Week could TV 2017 crack the seemingly simple concept of a topical show? The Mash Report is slightly different from those other two... more

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